Compiled by Gina Sin
China – Dusit Fudu Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Catherine Lee as vice president sales and marketing for China. Her responsibilities include a focus on building and fostering relationships with key clients and partners, as well as strengthening the Dusit brand in the Chinese market. She is a Singaporean with more than 25 years of experience in hospitality.
China – Douglas Li has been promoted to director of sales and marketing at The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, where he previously held the position of director of sales since 2008. With a wealth of experience and skills, Mr Li will oversee overall marketing strategy and sales initiatives including revenue management, marketing communications and catering sales initiatives. Prior to The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing, Mr Li held various sales leadership roles in St. Regis Beijing and Grand Hyatt Beijing.
Singapore – The Westin Singapore has appointed Lance J. Ourednik as general manager, charged with bringing the brand back into the Singapore market. He was in charge of spearheading the operations and management of the November 2013 opening and will drive the post-launch initiatives as the hotel re-establishes itself. Mr Ourednik has held several key appointments with Starwood Hotels in key cities such as Beijing, Guilin, Xiamen, and The Westin Mumbai Garden City.
THE WESTIN SINGAPORE
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Singapore – Louanne Zheng, director of sales and marketing, is tasked with driving the conception and implementation of strategic campaigns. Besides exploring new business opportunities and enhancing relationships with business partners, the hospitality veteran with over 17 years’ experience will also play a role in leading the sales teams of corporate, catering, MICE and leisure.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, KUALA LUMPUR
VICE PRESIDENT / GENERAL MANAGER
Malaysia – Reto K. Klauser joins Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur as vice president/general manager, bringing more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is in charge of providing initiative, judgment, leadership and direction of the property, as well as to oversee all the other Shangri-La Malaysian properties. He was most recently area manager/general manager of Makati Shangri-La.
STARWOOD BALI RESORTS COLLECTION
CLUSTER DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING
Indonesia – Starwood Bali Resorts Collection has appointed Lillian Tan as cluster director of sales and marketing for the newly-opened Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort and Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran. Ms Tan will also oversee the opening of two new Starwood properties in the coming years which includes The Westin Ubud Resort & Spa and The Sarasvati, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa.
Thailand – Indigo Pearl has appointed Christopher Oakes as the new general manager of the resort in Phuket, Thailand. With a background in luxury hospitality and resort management as well as extensive international experience he was most recently managing director of Petchey Leisure, one of Europe’s leading leisure groups with resorts in Spain and Portugal. He also once held the position of chief concept officer at Six Senses Resorts and Spas.
Singapore – Mark Liversidge, previously the chief marketing officer of a mobile communications business based in Hong Kong, has joined Hilton Worldwide to lead marketing across Asia Pacific.
Based in Singapore, he is responsible for integrating marketing functions, growing brand awareness, driving market leadership, and driving initiatives for Hilton HHonors in Asia Pacific.